Wisdom Keys for 2012 and BeyondSteven McFadden
A compilation of wisdom from tribal elders. As the prophetic date of Dec. 21, 2012, approaches, and more people focus on the Mayan calendar, this original and powerful ebook offers a concise compendium of North American (Turtle Island) wisdom teachings that help guide us through an era of transition.
The Ethers and the Fusion of 2012
In the autumn of 2002, I interviewed Carlos Barrios of Guatemala, a controversial messenger, long involved as a student with the Maya. He said: “The date specified in the Mayan calendar — Winter Solstice in the year 2012 — does not mark the end of the world. Many outside people writing about the Mayan calendar sensationalize this date,but they do not know. The ones who know are the indigenous elders who are entrusted with keeping the tradition. Humanity will continue, but in a different way. Material structures will change. From this we will have the opportunity to be more human."
"All the prophecies of the world, all the traditions, are converging now. There is no time for games. The spiritual ideal of this era is action. High magic is at work on both sides,the light and the dark. Things will change, but it is up to the people how difficult or easy it is for the changes to come about.
Carlos Barrios told me a story about recent Mayan New Year ceremonies in Guatemala.He said that one respected Mam elder, who lives all year in a solitary mountain cave,journeyed to Chichicastenango to speak with the people at the ceremony. “The elder delivered a simple, direct message," Barrios said. "He called for human beings to come together in support of life and light. Right now each person and group is going his or her own way. The elder of the mountains said there is hope if the people of the light can come together and unite in some way.
"We live in a world of polarity: day and night, man and woman, positive and negative. Light and darkness need each other. They are a balance. Just now the dark side is very strong, and very clear about what they want. They have their vision and their priorities clearly held, and also their hierarchy. They are working in many ways so that we will be unable to connect with the spiral Fifth World in 2012."
"On the light side everyone thinks they are the most important, that their own understandings, or their group’s understandings, are the key. There’s a diversity of cultures and opinions, so there is competition, diffusion, and no single focus…The dark side works to block fusion through denial and materialism. It also works to destroy those who are working with the light to get the Earth to a higher level. They like the energy of the old, declining Fourth World, the materialism. They do not want it to change. They do not want fusion. They want to stay at this level, and are afraid of the next level.
"The dark power of the declining Fourth World cannot be destroyed or overpowered. It’s too strong and clear for that, and that is the wrong strategy. The dark can only be transformed when confronted with simplicity and open-heartedness. This is what leads to fusion, a key concept for the World of the Fifth Sun.
Barrios told me that the emerging era of the Fifth Sun will call attention to a much-overlooked element. Whereas the four traditional elements of earth, air, fire and water have dominated various epochs in the past, there will be a fifth element to reckon with in the time of the Fifth Sun: ether. The dictionary defines ether as a rarefied element that is thought to fill the upper regions of space, the Heavens. Ether is a medium that permeates all space and transmits waves of energy in a wide range of frequencies, from cell phone sand Wi Fi signals to the subtle patterns and colors of human auras. What is "ethereal" misrelated to the regions beyond earth: the heavens. Ether — the element of the Fifth Sun —is celestial, and lacking in material substance, but is no less real than wood, wind, flame,stone or flesh.
"Within the context of ether there can be a fusion of the polarities," Barrios told me. "No more darkness or light in the people, but an uplifted fusion. But right now the realm of darkness is not interested in this. They are organized to block it. They seek to unbalance the Earth and its environment so we will be unready for the alignment in 2012. We need to work together for peace, and balance with the other side. We need to take care of the Earth that feeds and shelters us. We need to put our entire mind and heart into pursuing unity and fusion now, to confront the other side and preserve life."
Mr. Barrios told his audiences in Santa Fe that we are at a critical moment of world history. "We are disturbed," he said. "We can’t play anymore. Our planet can be renewed or ravaged. Now is the time to awaken and take action. Everyone is needed. You are not here for no reason. Everyone who is here now has an important purpose. This is a hard,but a special time. We have the opportunity for growth, but we must be ready for this moment in history…The prophesied changes are going to happen, but our attitude and actions determine how harsh or mild they are."
"The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude,forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning.Find your heart, and you will find your way."
- Carlos Barrios, Maya
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